FDNY Showcases Drones for Emergency Response at First Responder Conference

At a recent first responder conference, the Fire Department showed how drones can be utilized by emergency personnel during large-scale crises. The FDNY employed this cutting-edge technology last month during the Ann Street building collapse, demonstrating its potential as a lifesaving tool.

In situations where were unable to enter, drones provided an aerial perspective of the scene. The FDNY offered a more in-depth look at its extensive drone fleet, including the at the Search and Rescue Field Medicine Symposium, an event that attracts first responders from across the U.S. and ten other .

FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanaugh emphasized that “all of our technology is meant to give our members situational awareness, let them know what they're going into, let us assess the danger ahead of time.”

As the nation's largest fire department, the FDNY boasts over 40 drones, each with distinct features. During a demonstration, firefighters showcased one drone's capabilities in a simulated emergency situation. Hovering above a “victim,” the drone captured thermal scans and transmitted real-time information on the extent of injuries to .

Fdny Shows Drones For Emergency Response At Conference. At A Recent First Responder Conference, The Fire Department New York Showed How Drones Can Be Utilized By Emergency Personnel During Large-Scale Crises.

An FDNY member reportedly explained, “When we do triage we are looking for a few things, we're looking to see are they alert, are they bleeding, are there any major bleeds, things like that we can see from the drone unit.”

While the demonstration focused on current technology, the fire department is also eager to unveil new tools in the near future.

FDNY Assistant Chief of MES Operations Cesar Escobar revealed, “We are trying to do research on if this is something where we can bring blood or blood products to the scene of major disasters.”

Follow DroneXL.co on your Google News feed.

Get your Part 107 Certificate

Pass the test and take to the skies with the Pilot Institute. We have helped thousands of people become airplane and commercial drone pilots. Our courses are designed by industry experts to help you pass FAA tests and achieve your dreams.

pilot institute dronexl

Copyright © DroneXL.co 2023. All rights reserved. The content, images, and intellectual property on this website are protected by copyright law. Reproduction or distribution of any material without prior written permission from DroneXL.co is strictly prohibited. For permissions and inquiries, please contact us here.

FTC: DroneXL.co is an Amazon Associate and uses affiliate links that can generate income from qualifying purchases. We do not sell, share, rent out, or spam your email.

Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

Articles: 2590

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap
%d bloggers like this: